Leicester 3-1 Man United: Player ratings in cup demolition

Donny van de Beek of Manchester United looks dejected (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)
Donny van de Beek of Manchester United looks dejected (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images) /
Leicester City
Donny van de Beek of Manchester United looks dejected (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images) /

Leicester City finally made it to a FA Cup semi-final with a 3-1 hammering at the hands of Manchester United.

Kelechi Iheanacho was among the goals again, however, he didn’t have to work hard for them though, as Fred gave the ball straight to the Nigerian who slotted home from a couple of yards out.

The first half was full of energy from the Foxes, however, a fortuitous cross fell to Mason Greenwood who smashed in an equaliser which to many was against the run of play.

The second half followed the same pattern, and Leicester made their advantage pay as every United defender ran away from Youri Tielemans; who scored with an arrow like strike into the far corner.

Iheanacho then got his second as he notched away a free header to seal a famous victory for the blues.

Southampton await them in the Semi Final, but what awaits us right now is the player ratings, so let’s delve right in.

Leicester City scores

Kasper Schmeichel- 6

He really didn’t have a lot to do apart from catch a few balls. Passing was a lot better today.

Wesley Fofana- 7

I think Jermaine Jenas had the same reaction to all of us when we were told that Fofana doesn’t play for the France Under 21’s, quite unbelievable. His performance today was incredible. Powerful, strong and better than his opposite numbers.

Jonny Evans- 7

His dominance went unnoticed given the assertiveness of the other two defenders, but he was just as vital.

Caglar Soyuncu- 7

This was the best I’ve seen him since his return from injury. Whoever was up against him was always going to lose. His confidence on the ball as well was one of the reasons for his sides domination.

Marc Albrighton- 6

Wasn’t his most influential game. His lack of ability (I mean that in the nicest way possible) meant he struggled to do anything with the ball other than a long ball down the line when pressed. But his willingness to press galvanised everyone.

Youri Tielemans- 8

Incredible. Looked head and shoulders above anyone else on the pitch, I doubt that will get noticed though. Lovely goal, despite United’s defence parting the seas for him.

Wilfred Ndidi- 8

When will this man be called the best holding midfielder in the world?! He was everywhere, nicked the ball off everyone and was always available to receive it as well. Incredible.

Timothy Castagne- 5

Not great. Decision making was poor in the first half, and he didn’t seem to be on the same wavelength as any of his teammates when it came to quick one two’s on the touchline.

Ayoze Perez- 6

A quiet game for the Spainaird but that was mainly down to how United set up. He had one or two moments, was unlucky not score, but other times his final pass just wasn’t as razor sharp as it had been a week ago.

Jamie Vardy- 6

Out of form or not he should be scoring that massive chance. However, his all-round play was tidy and was a constant out ball on the left-hand side. His run for Tielemans’ goal was brilliant and he seemed to have a bit more pace, so it’s not all doom and gloom

Kelechi Iheanacho – 8- MOTM

The King has struck again. His goals were taken well, but as everyone is keen to mention, his link up play was incredible. His relationship with Tielemans is now looking like a very fruitful one. I’m just so happy for him.

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Dennis Praet, Hamza Choudhury- 5

It’s great to see Leicester City’s underrated Praet back which will be so useful for the rest of the season. He did well to win the free kick and it was great to see Hamza put one on Maguire.